CDA’s Health Services Directorate challans 747 for selling unhygienic, substandard and adulterated food items

ISLAMABAD, Oct 26 (INP): Health Services Directorate of the Capital
Development Authorities  in its continuing operation against the sale of
unhygienic, expired and adulterated edible items in the markets of Federal
Capital has issued hundreds of notices over the past four months to the
violators of PPF Sections of the CDA Ordinance 1960.

Similarly, special teams of Health Services Directorate challaned 747 people
since January this year for selling unhygienic, substandard and adulterated
food items. Teams of Health Services Directorate challaned 69, 74, 83 and 57
people in the month of July, August, September and October respectively, for
selling unhygienic, substandard and adulterated food items in the city.

During this special drive, Health Services Directorate’s teams have also
carried out operation against those, selling the expired or unhygienic
edible items at their shops. Special teams have confiscated 1666 different
edible items since January this year and destroyed them there and then.
Moreover, 607 cracked / chipped utensils have also been confiscated and were
destroyed. During the operation, teams of Health Services Directorate have
partially sealed 20 different restaurants, bakeries and hotels for selling
unhygienic and substandard food items and First Information Report (FIR)
have also been lodged against two violators of the CDA Ordinance 1960. Each
special team of Health Services Directorate is led by a Food Inspector and
all the teams are working under the supervision of Health Officer. Their
performance is being reviewed by the Authority on daily basis.

In the meanwhile, Member Administration and Estate, Amer Ali Ahmed has said
that operations against the sale of substandard and unhygienic food items
and cold drinks will continue with pace so that availability of healthy food
and cold drinks could be ensured. He said that stern action would be taken
against the violators of rules and regulations. He said that the campaign
against unhygienic edible items would continue without favour or fear.

INP

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